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Researchers uncover how cells control the physical state of embryonic tissues

In the earliest stage of life, animals undergo some of their most spectacular physical transformations. Once merely blobs of dividing cells, they begin to rearrange themselves into their more characteristic forms, be they fish, birds or humans. Understanding how cells... Continue Reading →

New quantum receiver the first to detect entire radio frequency spectrum

A new quantum sensor can analyze the full spectrum of radio frequency and real-world signals, unleashing new potentials for soldier communications, spectrum awareness and electronic warfare. Army researchers built the quantum sensor, which can sample the radio-frequency spectrum—from zero frequency up to... Continue Reading →

Strongest evidence yet that neutrinos explain how the universe exists

New data throws more support behind the theory that neutrinos are the reason the universe is dominated by matter. The current laws of physics do not explain why matter persists over antimatter -- why the universe is made of 'stuff'.... Continue Reading →

Ultraviolet LEDs prove effective in eliminating coronavirus from surfaces and, potentially, air and water

As COVID-19 continues to ravage global populations, the world is singularly focused on finding ways to battle the novel coronavirus. That includes the UC Santa Barbara's Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) and member companies. Researchers there are... Continue Reading →

ESO telescope sees star dance around supermassive black hole, proves Einstein right

Observations made with ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed for the first time that a star orbiting the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way moves just as predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity. Its... Continue Reading →

Why is there any matter in the universe at all? New study sheds light

Scientists at the University of Sussex have measured a property of the neutron -- a fundamental particle in the universe -- more precisely than ever before. Their research is part of an investigation into why there is matter left over... Continue Reading →

Researchers unravel how fluids transform from order to disorder.

While turbulence is everywhere – from planes to white water rafting and whirlpools in the bathtub – it’s one of the least understood phenomena in physics. The image above is of vortex cannons firing in a 75-gallon aquarium to produce... Continue Reading →

Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash

That banana peel, turned into graphene, can help facilitate a massive reduction of the environmental impact of concrete and other building materials. While you're at it, toss in those plastic empties. A new process introduced by the Rice University lab... Continue Reading →

Billions of quantum entangled electrons found in ‘strange metal’

In a new study, U.S. and Austrian physicists have observed quantum entanglement among "billions of billions" of flowing electrons in a quantum critical material. The research, which appears this week in Science, examined the electronic and magnetic behavior of a "strange... Continue Reading →

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